Butternut squash, also known as winter squash, or butternut pumpkin, is a delicious vegetable commonly used in soups, sauces, and roasted. It has a nutty flavour, hence the name, is sweet, and I’m sure most people will agree is delicious.
So, with it being a delicious vegetable we enjoy, can rabbits eat butternut squash?
As with all vegetables you should only be considering feeding them to your bunnies in moderation. Vegetables should not make up more than 15% of their overall diet, even though rabbits are seen as big veggie eating animals. You should be feeding them mostly Timothy hay, which gives them the fiber they need in their diet to keep their digestive system healthy.
Butternut squash contains a lot of calcium, so it’s more beneficial to younger rabbits that are still growing. You should draw back on foods rich in calcium with adult rabbits. If you have butternut spare I’d say give them a little piece as a treat, but don’t make it a routine.
Clear out all the seeds first too, these can cause rabbits problems are they are quite large and can be painful to digest. Give your pets a try and see how much they enjoy it.